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10 Tiny Home Designs – Exteriors & Interiors (Photos)

Gallery featuring tiny home designs courtesy of WeeHouse, Tiny Home Builders, and KitHaus.
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Sleeping quarters features small bunk bed over brushed aluminum dresser next to full bed with built in storage below and above. Pot bellied stove and chairs share the space.
Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Once upon a time, tiny houses were restricted to recreational vehicles and playhouses for kids.

I enjoyed a fabulous playhouse built by my dad as a kid. I think it was as big as some of the tiny houses featured here. It had a porch and interior. I know my dad spent a lot of time and money building it.

These days tiny houses are lived in by adults. It’s a growing trend and for good reasons (economical and environmental reasons topping the list).

They come in all shapes and sizes (as you’ll see below).

Imagine living mortgage free… well it’s a lot easier with a small prefab home or custom built tiny home than with a traditional house.

Yes, the reduced space no doubt takes some getting used to, but if you manage that, you just might join the ranks of many people who have taken the plunge.

Oh yeah, tiny houses (modular, prefab or custom built) make for terrific vacation homes and outbuildings on your property (studio, office, etc.). That may be the step you want to take first to see if tiny home living is right for you.

In the meantime, enjoy our extensive photo gallery of some really cool tiny homes.

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WeeHouse

The WeeHouse is a modular prefabricated housing system employed by Alchemy Architects to amplify and streamline  the best aspects of traditional home design and building.

Crafting these sets in an indoor facility raises efficiency, accuracy, waste management, and a host of other aspects. The modular construction process is both frugal and environmentally friendly. Alchemy custom builds each weeHouse to the customer’s specific requirements and location.

Arado House by WeeHouse

Back view of the Arado house, showcasing its compact design and all glass side overlook.

Back view of the Arado house, showcasing its compact design and all glass side overlook.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Sleeping quarters features small bunk bed over brushed aluminum dresser next to full bed with built in storage below and above. Pot bellied stove and chairs share the space.

Sleeping quarters features small bunk bed over brushed aluminum dresser next to full bed with built in storage below and above. Wood burning stove and chairs share the space.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Head on view of black heating stove, seated centrally against the back patio doors over hardwood flooring.


Head on view of black heating stove, seated centrally against the back patio doors over hardwood flooring.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Kitchen side of the home features unique built-in asymmetrical black shelving with white glass box cupboards over aluminum cupboards and black countertop. Small dining table rests at center with blue chairs.

Kitchen side of the home features unique built-in asymmetrical black shelving with white glass box cupboards over aluminum cupboards and black countertop. Small dining table rests at center with blue chairs.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Floor plan of Arado House

Floor plan of Arado House.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

The WeeHouse being transported to the site as a whole unit.

The WeeHouse being transported to the site as a whole unit.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

WeeHouse being lowered into place on existing foundation columns.


WeeHouse being lowered into place on existing foundation columns.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Here is the completed home as seen in winter, seated on its column foundation.

Here is the completed home as seen in winter, seated on its column foundation.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Blair Barnhouse by WeeHouse

The Blair Barnhouse sits on a similar raised foundation, allowing it to overlook a hill. Light grey colors mix with natural wood and dark window row.

The Blair Barnhouse sits on a similar raised foundation, allowing it to overlook a hill. Light grey colors mix with natural wood and dark window row.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

The barnhouse as seen at night, with closed patio area lighting seen through loose external slats.

The barnhouse as seen at night, with closed patio area lighting seen through loose external slats.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Interior view of closed patio room, showcasing large openable expanses for airflow.


Interior view of closed patio room, showcasing large opennable expanses for airflow.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

White cabinetry at stair landing, stands over beige tile flooring with window to kitchen area.

White cabinetry at stair landing, stands over beige tile flooring with window to kitchen area.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Doorway from kitchen looking to main staircase. Black cabinetry adds contrast with white walls.

Doorway from kitchen looking to main staircase. Black cabinetry adds contrast with white walls.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Kitchen features large expanse of orange countertop with natural wood cabinetry matching the detailed ceiling panels. Light earth tone brick backsplash adds texture.

Kitchen features large expanse of orange countertop with natural wood cabinetry matching the detailed ceiling panels. Light earth tone brick backsplash adds texture.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Close view of the main staircase landing, features black metal rails and compact design conserving space.

Close view of the main staircase landing, features black metal rails and compact design conserving space.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Wide view of entire interior living space, highlighting the way textures define spaces: black for the office, white and wood for the loft bedroom.

Wide view of entire interior living space, highlighting the way textures define spaces: black for the office, white and wood for the loft bedroom. Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Folded House by WeeHouse

Here we have the Folded House, another creation by WeeHouse. Unique roof shapes give the home its "folded" name while multiple sliding glass doors open the place to front patio and garden.


Here we have the Folded House, another creation by WeeHouse. Unique roof shapes give the home its “folded” name while multiple sliding glass doors open the place to front patio and garden.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Close view of front area with raised "folded" roof overhang, highlighting multiple windows and glass doors, and rich, red wood tones.

Close view of front area with raised “folded” roof overhang, highlighting  multiple windows and glass doors, and rich, red wood tones.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

View along metal walkway over garden, connecting to the stone tile patio.

View along metal walkway over garden, connecting to the stone tile patio.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

The home features natural wood on white color theme, with glossy, minimal countertops and cabinetry over hardwood flooring, with wood island and wall-mounted shelving.

The home features natural wood on white color theme, with glossy, minimal countertops and cabinetry over hardwood flooring, with wood island and wall-mounted shelving.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

View down main hall, with natural wood on outer walls and jet black interior walls over stone flooring.

View down main hall, with natural wood on outer walls and jet black interior walls over stone flooring.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Dining room features unique wood-slatted skylight over single-slab wood dining table. Patterned natural tone hardwood flooring throughout with white walls, patio doors to left.

Dining room features unique wood-slatted skylight over single-slab wood dining table. Patterned natural tone hardwood flooring throughout with white walls, patio doors to left.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Bathroom features intricate tile pattern on walls, with white and wood surfaces over stone tile flooring.

Bathroom features intricate tile pattern on walls, with white and wood surfaces over stone tile flooring.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Griffith House by WeeHouse

This is the Griffith house, another WeeHouse replete with glass sliding doors all around.

This is the Griffith house,  another WeeHouse replete with glass sliding doors all around.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Main patio comprised of natural hardwood with aluminum deck furniture and large glass wall of sliding doors to interior.

Main patio comprised of natural hardwood with aluminum deck furniture and large glass wall of sliding doors to interior.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Compact kitchen area is fully equipped with modern appliances, white island with bar style seating, and aluminum and glass mounted shelving on natural wood walls.

Compact kitchen area is fully equipped with modern appliances, white island with bar style seating, and aluminum and glass mounted shelving on natural wood walls.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Head on view of glass sliding door array, opening up interior with natural light and view of forrest.

Head on view of glass sliding door array, opening up interior with natural light and view of forrest.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Griffith House floor plan.

Griffith House floor plan.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Johnson Creek House by WeeHouse

This is the Johnson Creek house, also by WeeHouse. This innovative design manages to fit two stories into a compact space in a wooded area.


This is the Johnson Creek house, also by WeeHouse. This innovative design manages to fit two stories into a compact space in a wooded area.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Angled view of the home exterior, highlighting upper floor to ceiling windows and rust color exterior walls.

Angled view of the home exterior, highlighting upper floor to ceiling windows and rust color exterior walls.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Opposite side of the home features expansive wood deck. Stone foundation surround is seen on right.

Opposite side of the home features expansive wood deck. Stone foundation surround is seen on right.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Pulled back view of the home reveals separate building attached via second floor bridge.

Pulled back view of the home reveals separate building attached via second floor bridge.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Upper level interior features cozy living room with black leather furniture, with red toned kitchen area in distance.

Upper level interior features cozy living room with black leather furniture, with red toned kitchen area in distance.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

This exterior view highlights the bridge between house segments and large deck spread between units. Floor to ceiling windows match sliding doors on first level.

This exterior view highlights the bridge between house segments and large deck spread between units. Floor to ceiling windows match sliding doors on first level.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Kitchen is decked out in glossy red cabinetry with black and metal appliances. Modern look contrasts with natural wood floors and ceiling.

Kitchen is decked out in glossy red cabinetry with black and metal appliances. Modern look contrasts with natural wood floors and ceiling.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Home as seen from woods, with connecting bridge upper deck visible.
Home as seen from woods, with connecting bridge upper deck visible.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Entire upstairs interior is lit by natural lighting due to exterior walls consisting of floor to ceiling windows.

Entire upstairs interior is lit by natural lighting due to exterior walls consisting of floor to ceiling windows.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Lower floor plan.

Lower floor plan.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Upper floor plan.

Upper floor plan.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Marfa WeeHouse

Here we have the Marfa WeeHouse, seated in the open plains of Texas. Compact box design sits on large foundation slab extending patio area.

Here we have the Marfa WeeHouse, seated in the open plains of Texas. Compact box design sits on large foundation slab extending patio area.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Side view of main home unit, replete with glass exterior for maximum sunlight.

Side view of main home unit, replete with glass exterior for maximum sunlight.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Angled view of side, highlighting full length glass doors to patio and storage in back.

Angled view of side, highlighting full length glass doors to patio and storage in back.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Patio is covered in separate roof suspended by rust colored pillars.

Patio is covered in separate roof suspended by rust colored pillars.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Angled view highlights large foundation slab shaped into patio and garden area on rear of home.

Angled view highlights large foundation slab shaped into patio and garden area on rear of home.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Interior of Marfa house is awash in natural wood tones contrasting with bright white cabinetry and surfaces.

Interior of Marfa house is awash in natural wood tones contrasting with bright white cabinetry and surfaces.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Floor plan.

Floor plan.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Saturn WeeHouse

Here is the Saturn WeeHouse, another compact pre-made unit making excellent use of a small footprint.

Here is the Saturn WeeHouse, another compact pre-made unit making excellent use of a small footprint.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Interior features extensive natural wood tones on all surfaces, from floor to ceiling. Black and metal furniture with glass tables make up living room space.

Interior features extensive natural wood tones on all surfaces, from floor to ceiling. Leather and metal furniture with glass tables make up living room space.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Opposite view reveals kitchen area with white and metal cabinetry, glass door shelves mounted on wall, and twin leather living room chairs in foreground.
Opposite view reveals kitchen area with white and metal cabinetry, glass door shelves mounted on wall, and twin leather living room chairs in foreground.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

WeeHouse on route to site.

WeeHouse on route to site.  Architect: Alchemy Architects, Geoffery Warner

Visit WeeHouse here.

Tiny Home Builders

Tiny Home Builders was started by Dan Louche in 2009 when he built the first model for his mother. He’d discovered the tiny house movement found it to be a perfect solution.

Tiny Home Builders is located in DeLand Florida, where they design and build tiny houses on trailers. The flexibility this grants homeowners allows them to move to any location of their choice, when and where they please.

The homes are designed with either every standard home amenity, or can be equipped in a more Spartan manner, to be used for office or studio work. The company also offers guides, consulting, and plans for those looking to build their own tiny home. You can reach them at TinyHomeBuilders.com.

Tiny Living House by Tiny Home Builders

Here is an all natural wood tiny home in the woods.

Here is an all natural wood tiny home in the woods.

This is an identical tiny home, situated in a more traditional yard setting. Black door and window surrounds add contrast to the exterior.

This is an identical tiny home, situated in a more traditional yard setting. Black door and window surrounds add contrast to the exterior.

Side view of home, showcasing lower and upper windows, built-in air conditioning unit, and wheels for transport.
Side view of home, showcasing lower and upper windows, built-in air conditioning unit, and wheels for transport.

Interior of tiny home maximizes space, with small bathroom next to kitchenette. Light natural wood over dark hardwood flooring throughout.

Interior of tiny home maximizes space, with small bathroom next to kitchenette. Light natural wood over dark hardwood flooring throughout.

Close up view of kitchen counter with built in cabinetry and cutting board, and full sink.

Close up view of kitchen counter with built in cabinetry and cutting board, and full sink.

Counter opposite kitchen sink features space for compact dishwasher or oven.

Counter opposite kitchen sink features space for compact dishwasher or oven.

Compact bathroom at end of home features standard amenities.

Compact bathroom at end of home features standard amenities.

View of loft sleeping area above kitchenette, with small window and built in lighting.

View of loft sleeping area above kitchenette, with small window and built in lighting.tiny-living-tiny-house-floor-plan

Tinier Living House by Tiny Home Builders

Here is the "Tinier" home featuring an even shorter length and similar design.

Here is the “Tinier” home featuring an even shorter length and similar design.

Wide angle view of the loft space in the Tinier home.

Wide angle view of the loft space in the Tinier home.

Interior is replete with natural unpolished wood, with ladder over kitchenette leading to loft.

Interior is replete with natural unpolished wood, with ladder over kitchenette leading to loft.

Kitchenette features compact refrigerator and microwave in built-in shelving, with bathroom in background.

Kitchenette features compact refrigerator and microwave in built-in shelving, with bathroom in background.

Opposite kitchen view highlighting sink area with window.

Opposite kitchen view highlighting sink area with window.

Full view of interior of Tinier Home, highlighting desk space on left.

Full view of interior of Tinier Home, highlighting desk space on left.

Exterior view showcasing outer storage doors and upper loft window.

Exterior view showcasing outer storage doors and upper loft window.

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Retirement Living House by Tiny Home Builders

This Tiny Home is painted beige with siding and white window surrounds. Full porch sits at front.

This Tiny Home is painted beige with siding and white window surrounds. Full porch sits at front.

Full featured kitchen holds lengthy black countertop with sink under stained glass window cover, with appliances on left.

Full featured kitchen holds lengthy black countertop with sink under stained glass window cover, with appliances on left.

Bar style dining area sits across kitchenette. Bathroom in rear.

Bar style dining area sits across kitchenette. Bathroom in rear.

Full view of interior highlights dark wood flooring and bed area in rear.

Full view of interior highlights dark wood flooring and bed area in rear.

Tiny house floorplan

Visit Tiny Home Builders here.

KitHaus

kitHAUS designs and crafts modern prefabricated modules made to transform your spaces into any type of room you desire. From home offices to guest rooms, creative spaces to vacation retreats, the KitHaus modules can become anything the customer needs.

The homes are engineered at their factory and transported to the build site of your choosing. Light weight, simple and direct construction means that the modules can be placed in tricky, hard to reach areas, and are stronger than any equivalent sized homes. Check them out at KitHaus.com.

KitHaus Portfolio

This KitHaus features two modules set on a shared patio space. Red furniture and white interiors cast bright contrast.

This KitHaus features two modules set on a shared patio space. Red furniture and white interiors cast bright contrast.  kitHAUS

Interior decked out in rich red wood flooring with lighter natural wood walls and ceiling, full glass view of outdoors with shade slats.

Interior decked out in rich red wood flooring with lighter natural wood walls and ceiling, full glass view of outdoors with shade slats.  kitHAUS

KitHaus seen in daylight, with white and red furniture contrasting with natural dark hardwood and floor to ceiling glass.

KitHaus seen in daylight, with white and red furniture contrasting with natural dark hardwood and floor to ceiling glass.  kitHAUS

KitHaus interior flush with bright white furniture, black table and details like surfboard and life rings mounted on walls.

KitHaus interior flush with bright white furniture, black table and details like surfboard and life rings mounted on walls.  kitHAUS

This module is configured as an office, with minimalist glass and metal desk, steel walls, and hardwood flooring extending to patio.

This module is configured as an office, with minimalist glass and metal desk, steel walls, and hardwood flooring extending to patio.  kitHAUS

This module is designed for relaxation, with large red futon, wood and metal coffee table, and matching red furniture throughout.

This module is designed for relaxation, with large red futon, wood and metal coffee table, and matching red furniture throughout.  kitHAUS

Here is the office module lit up at night, showcasing outdoor seating, and efficient use of space with shelving and easy chair inside.

Here is the office module lit up at night, showcasing outdoor seating, and efficient use of space with shelving and easy chair inside.  kitHAUS

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Nautical themed KitHaus features extensive outdoor patio furniture in white and natural wood overhangs.  kitHAUS

Visit kitHAUS here.

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